Tua could be a realistic option for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2022, maybe.
There isn’t a football fan on Planet Earth that doesn’t know about the history between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, and even if there was a small chance that there are a few that don’t, you can best believe that none of them self-identify as Philadelphia Eagles fans.
How crazy would it be if the Philadelphia Eagles replaced Jalen Hurts with Tua Tagovailoa? Can you imagine the story angles that would come out of that one?
Now, in order for something so wild and out of control to occur, much would have to change between now and the next offseason. Hurts would have to play poorly. Tua would have to play a lot better than we’ve seen him play to this point, and then, if Tagovailoa was to take the next step, who’s to say the Miami Dolphins would let him go anyway?
The argument can be made that adding Tua in place of Jalen is a lateral move, but if life as NFL fans hasn’t taught us anything, it should have at least taught you that anything is possible. Who would have thought, a year and a half ago, that Deshaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers would have been mentioned as guys the Birds could be interested in trading for?
With that being said, throw Tua Tagovailoa in the back of your mind, and we’ll be sure to revisit this one later, especially if we learn that the Dolphins are interested in a coaching change or a new signal-caller (or both).